Junior Church

Junior Church

Junior Church

Sundays and Tuesdays (ages 0-10 years)

We help children to build personal relationships with Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through understanding, exploring and applying the Bible in a relevant, child-friendly way.

All our staff and volunteers are DBS-checked and trained to care for your child. A copy of our Child Protection Policy can be made available on request.

We love children… and they love JC!

Our classes are positive and faith-filled with facilities that are colourful and child-friendly. Our team bring an attitude of joy and impart life to children at every age.

JC teaches children the Word of God by studying key themes and stories in the Bible. You can be sure that every child is given the opportunity to learn the Word, live it and love the Lord.

JC at Home

Church has moved online for the duration of the lockdown – and so has JC! Each week we put new videos, links, notes and resources here to equip you to recreate JC at home. Worship with our JC YouTube playlist, listen to a Bible story read by one of our team, download the activities and lesson notes, follow along with a make, and join in the memory verse challenge! We’ve got everything you need to help build your child’s faith. Have a read of this article to get an idea of how you can use these materials to recreate JC at Home.

Lessons for 11-04-21

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16, NIV)

JC Worship 2

JC Worship 1

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOgKAAuEpcE

2. Sing and dance along to ‘Tell the World’ by Hillsong kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy4QNFjrBwI

Recent JC Lessons

Easter Time!

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16, NIV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16, NIV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story (the triumphant entry): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-39h0xYqdE

2. Watch the next part of the story (the last supper): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigoALSS1R8

3. Try making a palm cross! (If you don’t have a long leaf you can use a strip of paper): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrEorJngmrM

All Welcome!

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins. We can trust God. He does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrongs we have done.’ (1 John 1:9, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story (older): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsHTvUo8k0Q

2. Watch the story (younger): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msTz6s5XlF4

3. Play a game of Guess Who or Happy Families. Remember that whatever people look like, or whoever they are, God wants them to be his friends.

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins. We can trust God. He does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrongs we have done.’ (1 John 1:9, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMhmp0wxuXw

2. Play a game like Jenga or Kerplunk where you keep trying but might get knocked down/lose. Sometimes we feel like giving up if we lose – but the Canaanite women from our story kept on until she got her blessing!

3. Watch and sing along to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3vXskhI1ig

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins. We can trust God. He does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrongs we have done.’ (1 John 1:9, ICB)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgy6TWuUkK0

2. Play an odd one out game online. Think about how you could make these things included so they are no longer odd: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/back-to-school-odd-one-out

3. Play monopoly! Matthew was a money lender – but he learnt that life is not all about cheating and getting money. Make sure you play fairly and remember that getting everything may be the aim of this game – but it is only a game and there are more important things in real life, just as Matthew learnt.

Jacob

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.’ (Genesis 28:15, NIV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Complete story of Jacob: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x4VqGHq2Xg

2. See how many of God’s Promises you can find through the Bible. Write out some and decorate them.

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.’ (Genesis 28:15, NIV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the video of the story (younger): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl6IrTPo5LY

2. Watch the full story (older): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JObVN9Yr6no

3. Do a jigsaw! Sometimes our families are not together or maybe have even fallen out but we are still part of one family, making up one picture. Put your jigsaw together and think about and pray for family members who you haven’t seen for a while.

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.’ (Genesis 28:15, NIV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch a video of the story (includes last week’s story too): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ma44UZCWDY

2. Can you work out your family tree? Here are some ways you could show it: https://www.familytreetemplates.net/category/kids

3. Role play Jacob’s weddings and the hard work he put in looking after the sheep and goats. You could dress up or use toy characters.

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.’ (Genesis 28:15, NIV)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Watch the story from the story of Jacob: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX6DNU8Qy1s

2. Jacob slept with his head on a rock when he saw God’s ladder to heaven. Try making a painted or decorated stone to help remind you that God is always with you. Check out the link for some ideas. Maybe yours could link to our memory verse: https://rockpainting101.com/rock-painting-ideas

3. Make a Jacob’s ladder! Jacob saw angels going up and down a ladder in his dream. Try this fun trick for making a climbing character, but draw an angel for yours: https://jdaniel4smom.com/2018/04/climbing-firefighter-steam-activity-for-kids.html

Obeying God

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.’ (Psalm 100:5, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.’ (Psalm 100:5, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.’ (Psalm 100:5, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Younger children Noah’s Ark video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N526_LMQIY

2. Story of Cain and Abel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3rDJSnIRhc

MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE

Learn the verse, record it and upload it to social media. Tag us @hcityc and we’ll repost the best!

‘For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.’ (Psalm 100:5, NLT)

JC Bible Stories

Crafts and Activities

1. Have a go at making a puppet show of today’s Bible story: https://www.daniellesplace.com/html/bible-themes-adam-and-eve.html

2. Watch the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7TDvJrjjz0

3. Just as the obstacles got in your way, so our sins get in the way and stop us from being friends with God. Fortunately we have Jesus who made a way to get close to God! Set up your own obstacle course: https://mommypoppins.com/new-york-city-kids/boredom-busters/build-an-indoor-obstacle-course-for-kids-in-7-steps

Support your child’s journey

There are loads of resources out there to help you talk to your kids about Jesus. We use The Bible App for Kids and Scripture Union’s Light (you need to register, but it’s free) in JC every week and you can be sure that they will be safe and the content will be appropriate and beneficial for your children.

JC Classes
JC Starfish

Starfish (Age 0 – 1 year)

Starfish is a safe environment for your infant to sleep, feed, play or be changed. It’s also a private area where mothers can feed their children.

JC Jellyfish

Jellyfish (Age 1 – 2 years)

Jellyfish encourages the children to develop Christian principles and social skills through play, singing and activities.

JC Dolphins

Dolphins (Age 3 years, Foundation 1 & 2)

Dolphins teaches simple Bible stories and principles in fun and interactive ways through story times, drama, songs, games and craft.

JC Turtles

Turtles (Year 1 & 2)

Turtles encourages children to start reading the Bible for themselves, and learn about the Bible and Christian principles through stories, games, worksheets, activities and craft.

JC Sharks

Sharks (Year 3 & 4)

Sharks encourages children to question the world and make their own decisions for God. We explore the Bible and church principles in a child-friendly form and encourage participation in Bible reading and prayer, as well as in music, drama and craft.

JC Stingrays

Stingrays (Year 5 & 6)

Stingrays aims to smooth the transition to full participation in church meetings. We focus on Scripture and prayer in a more structured environment and encourage the children to make decisions for God and to make church their home.

Get in touch!

As you can see there is loads going on, and we’d love for you and your children to be a part of it! For more information or if you just want to talk about JC, you can speak to Sarah Woods, our JC Co-ordinator, email us at jc@harvestcity.org, or contact the Church office.